Jer Clarke

I am a human web developer from Montreal and the the technical lead for Global Voices. I am responsible for developing and maintaining our various sites, which mostly run on WordPress.

I've been building websites since 2003 and have spoken about web development and WordPress at events like WordCamp (San Francisco, NYC, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa) and ConFoo (Montreal).

My rarely updated blog is at jerclarke.org, my photos are on Flickr and my cats are very very soft.

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Latest posts by Jer Clarke

March 21, 2019

Embedding Tweets on GV: Tutorial video and updated guidelines to stop making translators sad!

Embedding tweets can be confusing but I've created a video tutorial and updated the official Twitter guidelines in the WordPress Posting Guide to make sure it's clear!

February 28, 2019

New Feature: Post Validation Checklist!

This is a quick post to introduce a new feature being added to the GV WordPress sites: Post validation! Learn how the new system ensures consistent post settings.

November 15, 2018

Poll results from the Community Council are all online!

On each page you'll find a brief summary of the issue, links to the full issue papers that dig into each issue, and the in-depth results from the accompanying poll.

March 5, 2018

Facebook Instant Articles: Thou shalt re-scrape thine articles after important edits

TL;DR: If you update a published post the Facebook version will be out of date, so you need to use this Facebook Debugger tool to “re-scrape” your posts if any...

March 2, 2018

GV is Preserving the Web in Amber and Why That's Great News

TL;DR: Amber will make sure that when we link to something on GV, it will be available for readers in the future via. Archive.org, even if the original URL stops...

February 23, 2018

Summit 2017 Community Meeting Notes: Bring on the Comments!

Greetings GVers! Alas, the¬†GV Summit 2017 has come and gone, but we still have the memories — and lots and lots of notes collected from our many sessions. At long...

August 8, 2017

New GV Feature: Contributor Achievements!

Hi GV Community, we're launching a small new feature on the GV sites and I wanted to send out a warning because the feature will be sending you email and...

August 3, 2017

Facebook Sharing Woes: Using the URL Debugger to fix post metadata

Lena Nitsche Hey everyone. Question: Since a couple of days Facebook isn't showing the thumbnail pictures of posts I want to share on the GV German Facbeook account. Any tips...

July 18, 2017

Instagram Embeds on GV: Updated Guides

Hi all, quick post to point out that I've reviewed and updated the Instagram embedding guidelines for GV sites. It's nothing too wild, but there has been some confusion and...

March 16, 2017

GV Has Taglines On Posts Now?

Here at Global Voices Tech HQ (my apartment) we try to avoid overloading the editing process for GV posts with a million steps and processes because we don't want you to...